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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Romance/Love · #2118664
The problem with potential is...
Call it naïvety and loop back around.
You were crosslegged and smoking cigarettes
as though they'd slowly kill every person who'd
ever dared to love me less than you did.
I had this flashbang realization that I wanted
a formal introduction to every fingertip
lucky enough to call your body canvas.
I hated hearing about your life in terms of before and after,
especially because I was part of the latter,
so when you lost your resolve just as I began to
break, my temples started pounding pavement
so hard you had no choice but to shield
yourself from the buckshot blast.
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